The Village Savings and Loans Association Facilitator Guide is developed for staff supporting the implementation of Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) activities. Users of this guide will create independent groups, maintain a training program and provide support to achieve success. VSLAs are used as an integral part of International Rescue Committee's Economic and Social Empowerment (EA$E) program model.
EA$E is a three-pronged intervention developed for programs with a commitment to, and in-depth understanding of, gender-based violence and, in particular, the dynamics of intimate partner violence.
The three main activities include:
1. Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) for adult women
2. Discussion Group Series (DGs) for VSLA members (women) and their spouses
3. Business Skills Training for VSLA members